Understanding Hiring Practices at Spokane Public Schools
In recent years, Spokane has annually hired for approximately 250 teaching positions, for which there are typically around 1,500 applicants. The extent to which Spokane is able to select the highest quality applicants from this pool potentially has significant implications for the future quality of its teacher workforce and by extension, student outcomes. While the process used to hire teachers at Spokane is certainly intended to select teachers who most positively contribute to student outcomes, Spokane believes that not enough is currently known about the process to identify where it is failing and succeeding in this aim. And in spite of the priority the district places on teacher quality, to date, the district has not performed any systematic analysis linking hiring criteria to student outcomes.
The research aim of the proposed CEDR-Spokane partnership is threefold:
To view the narrative of the successful application for this research partnership, please click here.
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